Kevin Fu

EECS Department, The University of Michigan
Adjunct Associate Professor
Off Campus


Computer system security and privacy. RFID security & privacy, implantable medical device security, energy-centric computing, applied cryptography, secure storage.


Professor Fu's specific research interests include applications of computer system security and cryptography to computational RFIDs and implantable medical devices.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005. Professor Fu joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts as an Assistant Professor in 2005.

Activities & Awards

Professor Fu leads the Security and Privacy Research group (SPQR) at UMass Amherst. He is the director of the RFID Consortium on Security and Privacy, co-director of the Medical Device Security Center, and member of the UMass Amherst Cybersecurity faculty.

Kevin is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, was named the MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovator of the Year, and received the NSF CAREER award. His research received best paper awards from the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators: Software radio attacks and zero-power defenses) and USENIX Security (Dos and Don'ts on Client Authentication on the Web), and appeared in venues such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He served on numerous program committees of prestigious conferences in computer security and cryptography, and has given dozens of invited talks world-wide to industry, government, and academia. Predoctoral awards include an Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship Award, a USENIX Scholar Fellowship, and First Place in the ACM International Student Research Contest.